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Twitter Watch: Rehearsals Begin for NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC

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Twitter Watch: Rehearsals Begin for NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSICBroadwayWorld.com presents Twitter Watch, which brings you only the best and most interesting reports straight from the mouths of Broadway stars, shows and more on the hot social networking service - Twitter!

On Twitter, THE SOUND OF MUSIC producer Neil Meron had this to say @neilmeron

first day of rehearsal for #soundofmusic with the amazing cast @carrieunderwood @AudraEqualityMc @LauraBenanti Production details discussion

eavesdropping behind closed door listening to @carrieunderwood & @AudraEqualityMc sing MY FAVORITE THINGS for first time. #soundofmusic wow!

The Sound of Music" will be presented as a live three-hour broadcast and will air on December 5 on NBC. Five-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood will star in the coveted role of Maria Von Trapp. Acclaimed British actor Stephen Moyer, best known to U.S. audiences for his role as Bill Compton in HBO's "True Blood, will portray decorated World War I hero Capt. Georg Von Trapp. Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, Christiane Noll and Christian Borle will play Mother Abbess, Elsa Schrader, Sister Margaretta and Max Dettweiler respectively.

From Universal Television, "The Sound of Music" is executive produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford will serve as directors. The live holiday production will be based on the original 1959 Broadway production of "The Sound of Music," which starred Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel. The play won the Tony Award as best musical and Martin won as best actress.

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